The Best Skincare to Give as Gifts

The Best Skincare to Give as Gifts

Selecting a skincare gift for someone else can be a bit difficult. It’s hard enough to determine your own exact skin type and skin concerns, let alone those of someone else.

There’s also the chance that giving someone a product to address a specific concern, like tough acne or signs of aging, might not be interpreted by the recipient the way you intended (whoops!). Never fear—we have some can’t-miss picks that are perfect for you to consider.

Beneficial Basics

Unless your gift recipient is someone whose skincare concerns you know inside and out (like a close friend or relative), stick with products that are for all skin types. This approach reduces the chance that the recipient will have to exchange the product for something else.

Well-formulated skincare basics are always appreciated: If the person you’re shopping for loves the outdoors, sunscreen is a thoughtful gift. For a high-SPF option that isn’t slick or slippery, select our water-resistant EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50; for sun protection and quick reapplication on the go, add SUNSCREEN Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 43.

For that friend who’s forever applying lip balm during the day, pick LIPSCREEN SPF 50. Both formulas moisturize without fragrance or flavor, and provide broad-spectrum sun protection—remember, lips can get sun damage, too!

Know someone who bemoans their sensitive skin from head to toe? Our ALL OVER Hair & Body Shampoo gently cleanses and rinses without residue. As the name says, it does double-duty as a shampoo for hair and body! Best of all, it’s completely fragrance free. (Fragranced body washes are not a friend to those with sensitive, itch-prone skin.)

Luxurious Treats

Treating someone to luxuriously moisturizing skincare is also a great way to go. A multitasking product like LIP & BODY Treatment Balm has a rich texture that transforms dry skin on lips, elbows, and heels—and can even be used as a cuticle cream; after all, who doesn’t have issues with dry cuticles?

CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter leaves skin velvety-smooth and soft, and provides long-lasting hydration. Many of our customers say it’s a must-have in dry climates and during the winter, plus it’s an outstanding hand cream year-round.

For the gentlemen on your gift list, you can make their shaving experience much better with PC4Men Shave. It’s a cushiony, soothing shave cream that allows for a close shave without any of the discomfort associated with many other shave creams. After shaving, they can splash on the multitasking PC4 MEN Soothe & Smooth to enjoy younger-looking, bump-free, even-toned skin!

Treat the hard-working woman in your life to a spa-like experience with our RADIANCE Renewal Mask. This sleeping mask has a silky gel-like texture that provides overnight hydration and luminosity. Want more? Our RESIST Anti-Aging Eye Cream’s balm-like texture is like a super-hydrating overnight mask for world-weary eyes showing signs of fatigue and dehydration. Both will earn you the title of Brilliant Gift-Giver!

If you’re still stumped on skincare gift ideas, contact a member of our Client Services Team. They know our products inside and out, and can suggest ideal options to meet the needs of whomever is on your gift list!

About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:

The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and providing expert advice that solves your skincare frustrations so you can have the best skin of your life!